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Author Archive for Robert Campbell

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 Varsity Squads Sidelined at Cross Country Race

Varsity Squads Sidelined at Cross Country Race

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy None of the Breakers top runners competed in the Orange Country Championships on Friday, Oct. 17 at Irvine Regional Park. In the boys’ small school freshman race, Jaden Orr finished 48th out of 229 runners with a time of 19:09. Other sub-20-minute runners with their place and time were […]

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Girls Third Boys Fifth at Clovis Invitational

Girls Third Boys Fifth at Clovis Invitational

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Laguna Beach High School’s CIF second-ranked cross country teams traveled to Woodward Park in Fresno on Saturday, Oct. 11 to compete in the Clovis Invitational on the same course where both teams took runner up honors last November at State finals. Only this time the girls finished third and […]

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Racers Brave Big Surf in Paddling Contest

Racers Brave Big Surf in Paddling Contest

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Hurricane Simon brought relentless overhead sets to Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point last Saturday and Sunday, turning the seventh annual Battle of the Paddle into a wild free for all, as hundreds of men, women and children of all ages and skill levels battled the breakers to compete […]

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Cross Country Runners Shine

Cross Country Runners Shine

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy The Laguna Beach High School varsity boys cross country team cruised to an easy victory over second place Godinez in the Orange Coast League cluster meet on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Irvine Regional Park. The girls, on the other hand, had to rely on senior Janie Crawford to break […]

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Cross Country Runners Shine at Woodbridge

Cross Country Runners Shine at Woodbridge

    By Robert Campbell | LB Indy   Laguna Beach High School boys and girls cross country teams took first place in the Division IV novice races at the 34th Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic last Friday, Sept. 19, at the Great Park in Irvine. The freshman boys came away with a third place […]

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Coach Taps His Roots to Help Team Plant Their Own

Coach Taps His Roots to Help Team Plant Their Own

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Laguna Beach High’s cross country teams last week traveled in Little Falls, Minn., where the girls put on an impressive early season display in winning the 49th annual Lucky Lindy Invitational 68-92 over Hopkins, a 2,200-student school from Minnetonka. “I thought it was an awesome way to start the […]

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Aquathon Holds Mystique for Novice and Veterans Alike

Aquathon Holds Mystique for Novice and Veterans Alike

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy After event organizer Gary Cogorno made his traditional mock announcement that the annual Aquathon was cancelled, several hundred ocean enthusiasts headed for the rocky point at the south end of Emerald Bay last Sunday, Sept. 14, to begin a surf and turf trek that for most wouldn’t end until […]

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Retired Coach Recalls Winning It All, Three Times

Retired Coach Recalls Winning It All, Three Times

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Twenty five years ago, seven boys from Laguna Beach High School went to Fresno on Thanksgiving weekend and did what few expected: they captured the school’s first cross country state championship. “We were all absolutely shocked at what we did,” said the team’s number four runner Dave Brobeck (‘91), […]

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 Hurricane Lowell Brings Big Waves, Near-record Numbers to 51st Brooks

Hurricane Lowell Brings Big Waves, Near-record Numbers to 51st Brooks

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy   The long arms of Hurricane Lowell, spinning just off the coast of Baja California, pushed overhead southern swells into Laguna Beach last weekend, setting up near-perfect conditions for the 51st edition of the Brooks Street Surfing Classic, a two-day event billed as the world’s longest running surfing contest. […]

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SoLag Skimmer Wins Third Vic

SoLag Skimmer Wins Third Vic

  Last Sunday at Aliso Beach, the United Skim Tour’s number two-ranked Sam Stinnet beat number one-ranked Austin Keen to capture his third Victoria Skimboards World Championship of Skimboarding title in the past four years. “It’s an insane feeling. I can’t even describe it,” said the eight-year pro, a SoLag native and two-time tour champion. […]

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SoLag Skimmer Wins Third Vic

SoLag Skimmer Wins Third Vic

Last Sunday at Aliso Beach, the United Skim Tour’s number two-ranked Sam Stinnet beat number one-ranked Austin Keen to capture his third Victoria Skimboards World Championship of Skimboarding title in the past four years. “It’s an insane feeling. I can’t even describe it,” said the eight-year pro, a SoLag native and two-time tour champion. “This […]

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 Shortstop Overcomes Long Odds

Shortstop Overcomes Long Odds

Former Laguna Beach High School senior Keaton Jones struck out a career high 12 batters as well as scoring the winning run against Costa Mesa on May 3, 2011, to clinch the first league title in the program’s 48-year history. Jones, now a junior shortstop at Texas Christian University, led his team with three hits […]

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Searching for Identity, Team Finds Its Leaders

Searching for Identity, Team Finds Its Leaders

On the eve of the 2014 season, the Laguna Beach High School boys’ volleyball team was having somewhat of an identity crisis. Its floor general and setter Grifan Fair and top three hitters, including emotional leader Weston Barnes, had graduated. Returning middle blocker Noah Blanton and outside hitter Alec Wulff played the final game of […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Baseball and Volleyball Pursue CIF Titles Nunis hit a two-run homer in the third inning to lift Laguna Beach High School’s baseball squad (26-2) to a 2-0 victory over Alhambra in a CIF Division 4 second round win Tuesday, May 27. The team next faces Sonora High School in La Habra in a 3 p.m. […]